Psalm 75

Psalm 75In Hebrew texts 75:1-10 is numbered 75:2-11. 1For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm of Asaph. A song. We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds.

2You say, “I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge with equity.

3When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm. The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

4To the arrogant I say, ‘Boast no more,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns. Horns here symbolize strength; also in verses 5 and 10.

5Do not lift your horns against heaven; do not speak so defiantly.’ ”

6No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves.

7It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.

8In the hand of the LORD is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.

9As for me, I will declare this forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob, 10who says, “I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”